Another option could be Eagle grips.
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I would like to purchase some nice wood grips for my new S&W 640 pre lock. I have already looked at Badger grips. What are some other nice options?
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Ahrends makes some very nice wood boot grips for S&W revolvers:
Ahrends Grips website
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+2 for Craig Spegel. Go to Lightning Arms Sports (others may carry them as well, including Captain Crunch's link above, but I only done business with Lightning) here:
You'll have to email them to ask whether they have any in stock. The photos on the page above merely show samples.
The good news is that Craig makes a great variety from which to choose. Not only does he make his J-frame boot grip in three different, dedicated versions - for Chief's Special, Bodyguard and Centennial frames - but he offers a choice of checkered or smooth finishes, and the grips are manufactured in many quality grades ranging from S, or Standard, all the way up to Presentation Grade.
If you're wondering, let me tell you that grips meeting his definition of "Standard" are already things of exquisite beauty in my opinion. I have Spegels in S and S+ quality grades, and can't even imagine what something like a BTS (Better than Standard) or Presentation grade set would be like. Of course, the grading takes into account not only the finish of the grips but the kind of wood from which they are made and the color and figure of the wood. On Lightning Arms' site, you'll see pictures of some truly spectacular pieces, with exotic color and contrast enough to take your breath away.
Unfortunately, though, the wood best known for having these qualities is cocobolo, and cocobolo is becoming extremely hard to get these days. At least that was the case a year and a half ago when I spoke with Craig on the phone. I would have loved to get hold of some grips with such vibrant color and figure as the ones pictured on LAS' site, but had to settle for the tamer appearance of granadillo and Bolivian rosewood. I'm still extremely pleased with them, though.
The bad news is that, regardless of the material from which they are made, Spegel grips of any kind are rather scarce these days because, not unlike what is happening in the custom holster business, demand is outstripping supply.
Last edited by Piglet; October 31st, 2007 at 11:54 AM.